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Washington Insider-- Friday
Fri Nov 22, 2013 04:51 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Prospects for WTO Ministerial Meeting Improve

Just yesterday, we wrote in this space that things did not look promising for the upcoming World Trade Organization meeting next month in Indonesia. Last weekend, one WTO official was quoted by the press as saying that the preparatory talks leading up the next meeting "went very badly." That situation now appears to have brightened considerably following further discussions this week.

WTO members now report that they have come to a broad agreement on a ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
  • Ask the Vet Can I cure my cow's uterine infection with an infusion?
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